2.3TB on a credit card?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 12:39:13 -0500

Okay, I just read a news article (paper, unfortunately - London Times) that alleges one Ted Williams of Keele University in the UK, inventor of NMR, claims the following:

  1. Storing 2,300 gigabytes in a credit card;
  2. Manufacturing it for 35 pounds;
  3. Scaling it up or down ("even a wristwatch could store 100GB");
  4. No moving parts;
  5. A company has been formed;
  6. Might start selling it in summer of 2001.

Didn't say anything about access speed, but I got the impression it might be intended to replace RAM as well as hard drives.

So is this real?

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